At half-time, Companion got things started. Squeaky-clean christian emo. Not terrible, but not at all my fing, baby.
Threatening to out-number the audience, They Were Stars was up next. Upwards of 7 people on stage, if I counted right. Completely loved this band. Led by Collin Cable (of Collin Cable fame), they played an awesome set full of catchy, crunchy powerpop tunes. Really good stuff. Will definitely look to catch them again.
Next up was Marquis of Vaudeville, formerly known as Wonderfool, which means this was my second time to see them. Really dug these guys (again). Some very well done, spacey, psychedelic, glam-y rock. Very tight & very polished - you can tell these guys have been playing together for a while. Love the voice on the lead. Check 'em out, for realz.